Sections of tank for floating caisson, graving dock, October 1943

Place Oceania: Australia, New South Wales, Sydney
Accession Number ART30268.012
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 27.4 x 36.4cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description brown ink wash with pen and ink with pencil on paper
Maker McClintock, Herbert
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Description

Scene showing sections of tank for floating caisson at Sydney Graving Dock, as well as workers, dwarfed by the size of the structure. McClintock's focus on the immensity of these structures is demonstrative of the scale of the project being undertaken. The artist also utilises social realism as a means to facilitate the viewer's appreciation of the co-operation between workers.

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